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  • RIP " the Glider " : Ed Charles

    Metsville lost another hero of 1969 . That was the first season I followed baseball , at the ripe old age of 7 .

    It wouldn't shock me if some 'true ' fans don't even know who the glider was .

    RIP Ed Charles .

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    Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    Metsville lost another hero of 1969 . That was the first season I followed baseball , at the ripe old age of 7 .

    It wouldn't shock me if some 'true ' fans don't even know who the glider was .

    RIP Ed Charles .
    He's one of the 1969 Mets I had the pleasure of meeting. He remained in the New York area. I believe he'd spent his life after baseball working with disadvantaged youth. It seemed a life well spent. The profiles I'd read of him suggested he was a good man. He seemed like a good man.

    He had three 4+WAR seasons (according to Baseball Reference), nearly 20 over 8 incomplete seasons in MLB. He didn't make it to the Majors until he was 29, but his career ended on a sweet note, since his last game was the series clincher for the Mets.

    He had his fair share of triumphs on this earth.

    He will be remembered as long as there are real Mets fans.


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      Probably the greatest moment in franchise history

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